The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Bethel Baptist Church at Hawthorn. © Gerard Charmley.
The former Eglwys Bach Methodist Church, now a surgery. Gerard advises that Eglwys Bach refers to the Revd. John Evans, a very popular preacher in the 1890's. He was sent to the Glamorgan Collieries following the 1893 Cardiff Conference, and died in 1897 in Liverpool. © Gerard Charmley.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Sion Street. This was originally Capel Seion (Welsh Independent, 1870). ST 075 904. © Martin Richter (2012).
The former Pontypridd Synagogue on Cliff Terrace. Judging by appearances, it may have had a previous chapel incarnation. ST 078 896. © Gerard Charmley. Howard Richter has advised of this link, which includes (under 1895) entries for the laying of a foundation stone and subsequent building of the synagogue, so my speculation that it may have had a previous existence is unfounded. There is a contemporary newspaper account of the opening ceremony here. It was "defunct" in 1973, and was sold off and converted into flats. There is an illustration of the building in 1986 here. In an earlier entry (for 1867) mention is made of a building converted to synagogue use, though where this was isn't mentioned.
St. David's Uniting Church (previously English Congregational). © Gerard Charmley.
Sardis (Welsh Independent). © Gerard Charmley.
Wesley Chapel, in the town centre. © Gerard Charmley.
01 November 2015
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